On September 9, 2023, at 15:48:31 IST, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 struck the northeastern region of India, specifically near Dharmanagar, Tripura. The National Center for Seismology reported this seismic event, which serves as a reminder of the geological activity that affects this part of the country.
Key Details of the Earthquake
- Magnitude: The earthquake had a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale, indicating a moderate intensity.
- Location: The epicenter of the earthquake was situated 72 kilometers northeast of Dharmanagar, a city in the state of Tripura, India.
- Depth: The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43 kilometers below the Earth’s surface.
- Coordinates: The seismic event was recorded at a latitude of 24.76 and a longitude of 92.74.
Earthquakes in Northeastern India
The northeastern region of India is known for its susceptibility to seismic activity due to its location near the boundary of the Indian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. This tectonic boundary often gives rise to earthquakes of varying magnitudes.
While this earthquake had a magnitude of 4.4 and is categorized as moderate, it is a reminder of the need for preparedness and awareness in earthquake-prone areas. Residents and local authorities in these regions are encouraged to have earthquake preparedness plans in place to minimize the potential risks associated with such seismic events.
The National Center for Seismology continues to monitor and report on seismic activity across India, providing valuable information for disaster preparedness and response efforts. As we acknowledge the occurrence of this earthquake near Dharmanagar, it is a call for vigilance and readiness in regions susceptible to geological events.